Orlando Watch Party, Exhibition Tour, and Discussion


Orlando Watch Party, Exhibition Tour, and Discussion

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 @ 6:30 pm


Art on Hulfish

Join the Princeton University Art Museum for a screening of Sally Potter's 1992 film Orlando, followed by a tour and discussion of the exhibition Orlando at Art on Hulfish, the Art Museum’s new gallery at 11 Hulfish Street in Palmer Square. The discussion will be led by Janna Israel, Mellon Curator of Academic Engagement. Register here.

Addressing contemporary issues about gender and identity, the film is remarkably true to Virginia Woolf’s 1928 novel—the story of a young aristocrat who lives for three centuries without aging and mysteriously shifts gender along the way. The exhibition Orlando is guest curated by Tilda Swinton who appeared in the film’s starring role. Woolf’s tale has continued to hold sway over Swinton, who invited photographers with innovative and varied practices to create or gather work inspired by Orlando. The resulting exhibition of over 50 photographs includes baroque inventions by Mickalene Thomas, layered images by Carmen Winant, and fragmented figural studies by Paul Mpagi Sepuya, among others. Today, when suspicion abounds about those unlike ourselves, Orlando moves beyond a consideration of gender to celebrate openness, creativity, curiosity, and human possibility.

Open to Princeton University students only.

Exhibition organized by Aperture, New York.